Obituary for Carol B. Davidson

Carol Davidson

Carol B. Davidson, 82, of Dublin passed away peacefully at her home on August 5, 2023, surrounded by her family and loved ones.  Born September 22, 1940, in Marion, VA, she fought a long, fierce battle with Alzheimer’s with the same grace and fortitude in which she lived her life.


Carol is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Otis C. Davidson, her three children Kymn Davidson-Hamley (Jeff) of Christiansburg, VA, Michael Davidson (fiancé Amanda Cox) of Dublin, VA, and Misi Davidson Gilbert (boyfriend Tim Chrisley) of Dublin, VA; grandchildren Elizabeth Hamley, Hannah Keeney (Frank), Luke Hamley (Casey), Jake Hamley, Alyson Bryson (Alex), and Christian Davidson; three great-grandchildren Oakley and Tillie Keeney, and Grayson Bryson; siblings Ginger Davis (Dan) of Kingsport, TN, Connie Haga (Dan) of Dublin, VA, and Marvin Barbre (Roena) of Roanoke, VA; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family, and long-time neighbors that were like family to her. Preceding her in death were her parents Elizabeth B. Willis and Britt Barbre, and sister Lynn B. Price.


Carol was a 1959 graduate of Dublin High School and a graduate of New River Community College with an AAS in Accounting.  She enjoyed a brilliant 40-year career with Farm Credit of Southwest Virginia, retiring as the Chief Financial Officer in 2000.  Carol was dedicated to both her career and her family.  She was an extraordinary cook, enjoyed interior design, and never missed seeing her grandchildren’s sporting events and activities. Carol was devoted to caring for her family and ensuring everyone in her life felt loved. Carol was a dedicated member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and a faithful servant of Christ where she spent 16 years teaching the children in AWANA.


The family would like to offer a special thank you to Carilion Hospice Care for their loving support and care over the last few months of Carol’s life. Special recognition to Missy Vogel and Kayla Hull from Carilion Hospice, her immediate family for their care, and to Carol’s devoted and unwavering husband, Otis C. Davidson for ensuring she was able to remain with family, at home.


Visitation will be Thursday, August 10 ,2023 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. at Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski. Carol’s Celebration of Life is Friday, August 11, at 11:00 am at the funeral home with burial to follow at the New Dublin Presbyterian Church Cemetery.



For those that would like to support Alzheimer’s research and treatment, you can donate to Alzheimer’s Association ( in honor of Carol B. Davidson, and/or the children of Gethsemane Baptist Church AWANA program, 2008 Preston Street, Radford, VA 24141.


To sign Carol’s online guestbook, visit


Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.